- a large couch or sofa, sometimes convertible into a bed
- Brit. a small writing desk with a hinged lid
Origin of davenportfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi
Origin of Davenportafter Colossians G. Davenport (1783-1845), fur trader
A compact desk having many small drawers, pigeonholes, and a hinged lid that can be folded over to cover the desktop.
Origin of davenportPerhaps from the name of a manufacturer or the person who originally commissioned the design
A large sofa, sometimes one that is convertible into a bed.
Origin of davenportAfter the A.H. Davenport Company, a furniture manufacturer in Boston in the 1800s
A city of eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River opposite Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. It grew rapidly after the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was completed in 1856.x
Sofa sense was named for the now defunct furniture manufacturer A.H. Davenport Company.